*SOLD OUT* Brasstronaut – June 2, 2012 @ The Rio Theatre
Spring is here, and what better time to have west coast indie favs, Brasstronaut, on the road. Brasstronaut will be embarking on a 17 date Canadian tour in support of their new album, Mean Sun, out next month on Unfamiliar Records including a stop June 2 at the Rio Theatre. Accompanying Brasstronaut on this cross Canada tour is Icelandic band Útidúr (pronounced: ooh – detour). Útidúr, a ten piece group from Iceland, plays joyous and ambitious chamber-pop with a dramatic streak. This is truly a show not to be missed.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada, Brasstronaut is an experimental, orchestral rock outfit with tendencies to dabble in electronica. Brasstronaut was formed in 2004 by the eclectic duo of electronic music producer Edo Van Breemen and trumpetist Bryan Davies which eventually evolved into a 6-piece. nternationally, Brasstronaut is making waves at festivals like Iceland Airwaves (’09), and In the City (’10) and been on 2 full European tours, including appearances at The Great Escape, Walk the Line, Incubate, Waves, and Reeperbahn festivals. Brasstronaut just released their sophomore LP, “Mean Sun”, recorded by Colin Stewart (New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Dan Mangan) on May 15, 2012.
Útidúr (pronounced: ooh! – detour) is a twelve piece group from Iceland that plays joyous and ambitious chamber-pop with a dramatic streak. Although this crew is quite (midnight) sunny in attitude they also know their way through darker waters. Trace elements of Angelo Badalamenti, Beirut, Calexico and Ennio Morricone can be found in their system so fans of these should expose themselves to Útidúr in any way they deem appropriate. Útidúr’s debut album ‘This Mess We’ve Made’ is out now and was recorded at the Sigur Rós owned recording studio ‘Sundlaugin’ in the summer of 2010. The album is big in sound, featuring over 20 musicians, and you can expect a spacious blend of bipolar drama and sofa-sinking mellowness, all soaked in hook-laden pop sensibility.